How to Get in the Zone | Sports Motivation Podcast #127

To get in the “zone” is a common ability we all yearn for.

Did you really think, that all it took was luck?

The key is to allow your subconscious mind to take over during the game.

It isn’t easy, but it’s laid out for you step by step in today’s episode.
You ready?!

Time Stamps:
(2:43) Have you subscribed to our new Get Ya Mind Right Podcast on iTunes?

(5:00) Are you this kind of athlete?

(7:23) A reality check: They get better results than you…

(7:56) Taking advantage of the “laws” (the way things work)

(9:06) The two types of athletes…

(9:18) How the subconscious mind works

(11:25) Subconscious beliefs of the anxiety-ridden athlete (game-day “chokers”)

(12:21) Beware of the “action cures all” type of mindset

(13:25) Subconscious beliefs of the confident athlete (game-day “shiners”)

(16:45) Allowing your subconscious mind to take over

(17:18) In the ZONE, Pt. 1: Go HARD in training

(18:58) In the ZONE, Pt. 2: Incorporate high PRESSURE into your training routine

(21:36) In the ZONE, Pt. 3: Get your FEEDBACK after your training

(23:26) In the ZONE, Pt. 4: Frequently VISUALIZE perfect performances (including your senses) | Don’t visualize failure!

(25:55) In the ZONE, Pt. 5: Practicing relaxation and letting go of thoughts through MEDITATION |
Useful iPhone Meditation Apps:

“HEADSPACE”

&

“CALM”

(27:52) In the ZONE, Pt. 6: GRATITUDE

(30:06) In the ZONE, Pt. 7: Using gentle & minimal SELF-FEEDBACK during performance

(32:30) In the ZONE, Pt. 8: REVIEW your training journals | The Inner Game of Tennis by W Timothy Gallwey

(35:00) In the ZONE, Pt. 9: REFLECT on past successes

(36:16) In the ZONE, Pt. 10: Put the game into PERSPECTIVE | A special story about a preseason game I’ll never forget

(45:55) Turn your conscious mind off… Just go out there and PLAY

(46:55) Train harder. Trust yourself.

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